At the onset of Fight Night was the expected headliner of Rafael dos Anjos and Islam Makhachev. This paring has been an off and on the UFC betting project. October 8 was supposed to be the original matchup date. However, dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19 forcing postponement. But on November 8 Makhachev was diagnosed with a staph infection. Thus, was Paul Felder called up to fill in for Makhachev. Fortunately, Felder is no stiff. He’s a ten-year pro and regular contender. Judging from the opening odds Saturday night’s main card has parity. UFC President Dana White has masterminded another coup.
UFC Fight Night Felder vs. Dos Anjos Main Card
|Date and Time:||Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night Main Card TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
|Rafael Dos Anjos||-175|
Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder has a sportsbook record of 17 wins and five losses. Counter to that is Rafael dos Anjos mark of 29 wins and 13 losses. Felder is coming off a split decision loss to Dan Hooker. Still, has Felder won seven of his last ten bouts? He is ranked seventh in the UFC lightweight rankings. Rafael dos Anjos is a former UFC lightweight champion. He is ranked 12th in the UFC welterweight rankings. Of great concern is that dos Anjos has lost four of his last five bouts. Including two losses in a row. Michael Chiesa scored a unanimous decision win over dos Anjos on January 25, 2020.
|Abdul Razak Alhassan||-230|
Overall, Abdul Razak Alhassan’s career record is 10 wins and two losses. Khaos “The Oxfighter” Williams won his only previous bout. The last time out for Alhassan was a unanimous decision loss to Mounir Lazzez on July 16, 2020. Before that Alhassan won three fights in a row.
Accordingly, Julian “The Cuban Missile Crisis” Marquez has seven wins and two losses. Saparbeg Safarov has nine wins and three losses. Of great concern is that Safarov is slumping with three losses in his last four fights. His last bout was a submission loss to Rodolfo Vieira on March 7, 2020.
To be exact Daniel “D Rod” Rodriguez has a career record of 12 wins and one loss. Bryan “Bam Bam” Barberena enters at 15 wins and seven losses.
Brendan “All In” Allen has a record of 15 wins and three losses. While Sean “Tarzan” Strickland has 21 wins, three losses, and a draw. Late results show Allen with seven consecutive wins. June 27, 2020, was a unanimous decision triumph over Kyle Daukaus. Sean Strickland is a former King of the Cage Middleweight champion. The last time out was a unanimous decision win over Jack Marshman on October 31, 2020.
UFC Fight Night Felder vs. Dos Anjos SBG Free Picks
In this situation, Paul Felder faces a tall task with the UFC Betting odds. Rafael dos Anjos should prevail. Meanwhile, Abdul Razak Alhassan should be motivated for a comeback win. Williams’s lack of experience is likely detrimental. Julian Marquez rates the edge against the slumping Saparbeg Safarov. And then Brendan Allen is a live dog against Sean Strickland.
Fight Night SBG Best Bets: Rafael dos Anjos, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Julian Marquez, and Brendan Allen